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Importing projects

From: ColdFusion Builder Essential Training

Video: Importing projects

If you are coming CF Eclipse or any other Eclipse based IDE, you probably have a large number of projects that you have already set up and use every day. These projects can be imported directly into ColdFusion Builder in just a few easy steps. In the Navigator view, just right-click anywhere in the open area and choose Import. The Import dialog gives you a lot of options to import your projects. You can import a project directly from your hard drive, which we will do in just a moment, or you can even import a project directly from a Subversion repository. So, if you already have a repository set up, you can just checkout the project directly from Subversion, and it will go right into your Navigator view.

Importing projects

If you are coming CF Eclipse or any other Eclipse based IDE, you probably have a large number of projects that you have already set up and use every day. These projects can be imported directly into ColdFusion Builder in just a few easy steps. In the Navigator view, just right-click anywhere in the open area and choose Import. The Import dialog gives you a lot of options to import your projects. You can import a project directly from your hard drive, which we will do in just a moment, or you can even import a project directly from a Subversion repository. So, if you already have a repository set up, you can just checkout the project directly from Subversion, and it will go right into your Navigator view.

If you don't have any existing projects on your hard drive, just watch along with the video. If you do have some existing projects, you just need to browse to wherever you have your projects stored on your local hard drive. So, let's click Next to get started. Under Select Folder, click Browse and just locate the location of your existing projects. In my case, they are under my User folder, and in the Sites directory. And here you can see I have a number of projects in here. The first one is an old CF Eclipse site. The other two are existing ColdFusion Builder sites.

If I click on one of these sites, you can see the .project and .settings file and folder that I was talking about in the previous video, but let's back up. And I am going to choose my Sites folder, which contains all of my projects. I will click Choose and ColdFusion Builder will go through there and pick up all of the projects that it can find, but you will notice that it's only showing Site1 and Site2, my existing ColdFusion Builder projects. If I click Show All Projects, I can now see that CFEclipseSite. You will also notice at the bottom that the Add ColdFusion Nature to Non-ColdFusion Projects check box is now enabled.

Basically, what this does is converts your project to a ColdFusion Builder based project. For now, let's uncheck that box and I will show you how to do that manually inside the Navigator view in just a moment. Now that I have my three projects selected, I will just click Finish and all three projects are now showing in my Navigator view. You will notice that the CFEclipseSite is missing my ColdFusion Builder logo. What this means is that I won't have any ColdFusion Builder functionality for this particular site. So, in order to get that ColdFusion Builder functionality, I can right-click the project and choose Apply CF nature.

Once I click that, I now have my ColdFusion logo on top of the project folder, and I will be able to use all of the ColdFusion Builder functionality inside this site. Importing new projects and quickly adding the ColdFusion nature to them makes it easy to migrate all of your existing projects into ColdFusion Builder. In the rest of this chapter, we will talk about organizing your projects into working sets and managing a large number of projects inside your workspace.

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ColdFusion Builder Essential Training

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  1. 7m 48s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Installing ColdFusion Builder
      2m 20s
    3. Installing ColdFusion Builder as a plug-in
      3m 18s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 11s
  2. 17m 42s
    1. Workspace overview
      2m 25s
    2. Organizing your workspace
      6m 19s
    3. Adding and selecting workspaces
      2m 53s
    4. Installing and managing plug-ins
      6m 5s
  3. 12m 12s
    1. Creating projects
      2m 11s
    2. Importing projects
      2m 48s
    3. Creating project working sets
      2m 23s
    4. Managing projects
      2m 22s
    5. Linking folders
      2m 28s
  4. 23m 2s
    1. Configuring and managing ColdFusion servers
      6m 26s
    2. Using the Services Browser
      4m 15s
    3. Using RDS Dataview and Fileview
      4m 52s
    4. Using FTP
      7m 29s
  5. 18m 10s
    1. Creating editor profiles
      2m 6s
    2. Using Code Assist
      5m 43s
    3. Setting code coloring
      4m 5s
    4. Using shortcut keys
      3m 5s
    5. Working with outlines and syntax checking
      3m 11s
  6. 37m 40s
    1. Using code completion
      7m 25s
    2. Using snippets
      9m 23s
    3. Using SQL editing and the Query Viewer
      5m 55s
    4. Working with components
      7m 27s
    5. Working with variable mapping
      2m 14s
    6. Navigating code and documents
      5m 16s
  7. 13m 12s
    1. Getting set up
      3m 50s
    2. Using the ColdFusion debugger
      5m 37s
    3. Watching logs with Tailview
      3m 45s
  8. 13m 8s
    1. Installing extensions
      4m 5s
    2. Using the CFC Generator extension for ColdFusion 8
      4m 52s
    3. Using the CFC Generator extension for ColdFusion ORM
      4m 11s
  9. 34m 5s
    1. Building a simple contact form extension
      3m 42s
    2. Creating user interfaces
      8m 55s
    3. Packaging the extension
      3m 55s
    4. Building the handler
      8m 10s
    5. Using the Builder extension
      9m 23s
  10. 25s
    1. Goodbye
      25s

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